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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Man of Law's Tale
Modern english adjacent to middle english

About The Canterbury Tales:
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. He never finished his enormous project and even the completed tales were not finally revised. Scholars are uncertain about the order of the tales. As the printing press had yet to be invented when Chaucer wrote his works, The Canterbury Tales has been passed down in several handwritten manuscripts.


About The Man of Law's Introduction, Prologue, Tale and Epilogue:
The Man of Law's Tale is about Constance, the daughter of the emperor of Rome. She, a devoted Christian, is shipped to Syria to marry the sultan who is willing to convert to Christianity to overcome legal difficulties. However, the sultan's mother is not amused by her son's conversion and pushes Constance back into the sea. Despite her sufferings, Constance remains faithful and even converts the hosts that give her shelter. At the end, her Christian faith is her protection and her reward.

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